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Forum: Canada
Apr 6th 2018, 7:49 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 6,420
Posted By humanist

Re: Windsor, ON 2017

Have you heard about the planned high speed rail link between Windsor and Toronto?

I'm not sure it's altogether a good idea, but it might invigorate the Windsor economy and inflate house prices a...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2017, 7:29 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,414
Posted By humanist

Re: French Immersion

Yes can can read a little, I haven't really thought about how he compares with others.
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2017, 6:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,414
Posted By humanist

Re: French Immersion

Great question. Obviously we're biased, but his language ability seems to be very good and he's a smart kid. He has a wide vocabulary and talks non stop, all day ...drives us insane actually.

So...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2017, 5:46 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,414
Posted By humanist

Re: French Immersion

Yep, that's what I meant. Overuse of acronyms!
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2017, 3:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,414
Posted By humanist

French Immersion

Does anyone have any personal experiences with putting their kids through a Canadian French Immersion programme?

My 5 year old son is due to start in an SK FI programme in September and I'm...
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2016, 9:13 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,878
Posted By humanist

Re: Transferring money pre referendum.

Mate, count yourself lucky.

I moved over a large sum 4 years ago when it was $1.59! I had to move quickly to buy a property.

You have to be philosophical about these things ....in other words...
Forum: Canada
Aug 26th 2016, 7:31 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 13,823
Posted By humanist

Re: Looking for QROPS personal finance expert

I recently used these guys to move my UK Scottish Widows pension into an RRSP and it was quite a painless experience so I would recommend them.

As soon as the GBP exchange rate improves (well, I...
Forum: Canada
Apr 22nd 2016, 8:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By humanist

Re: Moving to Ontario!

Look at www.realtor.ca to buy, www.viewit.ca to rent.

If you're mostly working from home you might want to live a bit further from downtown, to get more bang for your buck (as they say).
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2016, 4:11 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,367
Posted By humanist

Re: Torontonians suggestions plz

Threads like this really make me wish there was more to do in Toronto!

To add to the OPs list - I'd recommend Casa Loma and the Distillery District, if they haven't been mentioned already.
Forum: Canada
Feb 22nd 2016, 1:35 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,111
Posted By humanist

Plunging exchange rate

In a bit of a panic here! I'm slap bang in the middle of bringing my UK pensions over to Canada.

This morning I see sterling has plunged to 1.93 and is still going down, presumably due to the fuss...
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2016, 10:45 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 37,257
Posted By humanist

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?

Sure beats the QROPS thread for entertainment
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2016, 9:56 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 37,257
Posted By humanist

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?

Actually good point, after living and working in multicultural TO for 8 years most of the people I've met and the friends I've made were not born and raised in Canada.

Maybe there's something in...
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2016, 7:10 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 37,257
Posted By humanist

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?

I think it's mostly down to architecture.

Looking out of my office window here in NE Toronto I have to say the multitude of buildings I can see look drab, boring and purely functional.

Then...
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2016, 3:52 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 37,257
Posted By humanist

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?

Why the emphasis on travelling anyway, does it give you extra kudos or bragging rights to be able to reel off a list of exotic locations you've visited? It's a bit like the page on FB where you can...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 25th 2016, 9:16 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By humanist

8 Years!

I arrived for the first time at Toronto Pearson airport on a 1 year work secondment on a freezing cold January day in 2008.

8 years, 1 divorce, 4 jobs, 3 relocations, 1 new relationship and 2 kids...
Forum: Canada
Jan 25th 2016, 4:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By humanist

Re: Toronto neighbourhoods

He's only 26, and let's be honest Cabbagetown isn't exactly party central is it.
Forum: Canada
Jan 25th 2016, 4:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By humanist

Re: Toronto neighbourhoods

Agreed, when I first came to Toronto I lived on Harbourfront and really enjoyed living there. It can be a little pricey though and we're not sure what the OPs budget is.
Forum: Canada
Jan 25th 2016, 3:24 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By humanist

Re: Toronto neighbourhoods

I think he's trying to be witty, Church & Wellesley is in the heart of Toronto's gay village. Incidentally I used to live there (despite being straight) and it was actually quite a fun place to live...
Forum: Canada
Jan 22nd 2016, 2:05 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,105
Posted By humanist

Re: QROPS new rules 2015

I had a call from them just before Xmas. Apparently they got my details by looking on LinkedIn to find people who used to work in the UK but now work in Canada.

I was going to talk to them but...
Forum: Canada
Dec 23rd 2015, 7:49 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,078
Posted By humanist

Re: If you had cash in the UK right now..

I'm currently in the process of moving over my personal pensions, so I'm quite happy with the exchange rate right now. Unlike 5 years ago when I sold my UK house and moved over the money at 1.59...
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2015, 6:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By humanist

Re: Guilfoyle Financial QROPS

Yes, you're right they're just the advisors.
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2015, 3:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By humanist

Guilfoyle Financial QROPS

Has anyone used www.guilfoylefinancial.com (http://www.guilfoylefinancial.com) to transfer their UK pensions into a QROPS plan?

They seem legit, but it would be great to hear some genuine...
Forum: Canada
May 6th 2015, 4:43 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 10,297
Posted By humanist

Re: Housing 'bubble' in Vancouver

It baffles me how people make ends meet, both here and in the UK.

Either people have an enormous amount of debt or they're doing without ....or both.
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2015, 4:28 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,487
Posted By humanist

Re: Making friends

Agreed, the friends I've made here have been other Brits (obviously), Pakistanis, Serbians, Colombians, Indians, Chinese, Israelis, etc etc. Not many born and bred Canadians!
Forum: Canada
Apr 30th 2015, 2:44 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 10,297
Posted By humanist

Re: Housing 'bubble' in Vancouver

Good friends of ours just sold their house in Toronto for 550k, upped and moved to Vancouver (moving costs/hassle were enormous) and have just bought a downtown Vancouver house for somewhere in the...
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